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Kovaikai Koottu

Kovaikai Koottu

Serving Size:5

1 cup kovaikai cut into halves
1 cup mong dhal
4 garlic crushed
1 large onion chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
2 whole chillies
4 curry leaves
1/2 cup of tamarind juice
2tbsp of sambar powder
1/4tsp of chillie powder
1/4tsp of turmeric powder
1tsp of hing powder
1tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp of cumin seeds
chopped coriander leaves
1/4tsp of castor oil
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:

Wash the mong dhal well in warm water. In a pressure cooker add the dhal with 2 cup of water,2 crushed garlic.half of the chopped onion and tomatoes,tamarind juice,1/4tsp of turmeric powder,1tbsp of sambar powder,salt and the castor oil. Bring to boil at three whistle and keep aside.
Coat a wok with 1tbsp oil and saute the kovaikai with all the remaining spice powder until tender followed by the chopped onions and tomatoes. Once the onions turned slightly brown add the cooked dhal and bring to boil. Meanwhile in another pan add 1 tsp oil and splutter curry leave .chillies,mustard and cumin seed well. Adjust the level of salt in the kovaikai mixture and pour the spluttered seasoning over and serve hot with chopped coriander leaves and hing powder.


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